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Dicentra canadensis

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Family: Fumariaceae (foo-mar-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dicentra (dy-SEN-truh) (Info)
Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Erutuon On Apr 12, 2011, Erutuon from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I bought this on eBay from a seller in West Virginia alas, probably dug from the wild. I received ten or so little tubers, which I sprinkled around our shady backyard. They aren't big enough to bloom yet, but they send up single small, finely-divided leaves every spring, nearly identical to Dutchman's breeches leaves, which wither in summer. Perhaps they will bloom next year.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Madison, Alabama
Warren, Indiana
Pinconning, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Buffalo, New York
Panama, New York
Glouster, Ohio
Viola, Tennessee
Leesburg, Virginia



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